Help, Suggestions, Future of The D-Word

Help with The D-Word

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Difficulties with The D-Word? If you can't find the right answers on our Help page, please post in this topic. Ideas for future D-Word releases or projects can be posted here as well.

Bryan Donnell
Pro

Hope I'm not repeating, but haven't found the answer...

I get the digest form of d-word. I've noticed it doesn't include every post from the time since the last digest, sometime half or less. Does this happen to everyone? Is there a fix?

Peter Gerard
Pro

If you've read some posts on the website they are not included in the digest. It only includes posts which are "unread", i.e. the ones that would have blue dots next to them when you come online.

Bryan Donnell
Pro

Hmm. I can't tell what's chicken and what's egg. I rarely go to the website except when I think I'm missing something in the digest... But it sounds like anytime I might scroll through a page looking for a post, anything on the open page won't get sent?

Peter Gerard
Pro

If you've opened a topic and have loaded some posts to your browser they are marked as "read". Then those won't show up in your digest. If you want to mark a topic as "unread" click the top right corner of the last post you've read, and then all posts after that will be in your next digest.

Joshua Z Weinstein
Pro

Hey Peter.
I am trying embed a vimeo link to the shameless self promotions section. However I cannot get any vimeo links to work, but youtube links are working.
Thoughts? My link is: http://vimeo.com/29625203.
Thanks!

Doug Block
Host

I got the same error message yesterday trying to post a YouTube video in the Bar & Grill. Daffy Duck awaits you, sir.

Doug Block
Host

Sure, Michael. We mainly mean posting in two or more topics with the same message within a short period of time (say, a few days). You can, of course, get creative with changing the posts so it doesn't feel like double posting, but you didn't hear that from me.

Laura Moire Paglin
Pro

Hey Doug – I'm trying to post a video in "work in progress". I'm posting the vimeo url (not the code) – but I'm getting an error message that says it's not a valid url.

Peter Gerard
Pro

We have been having a problem with Vimeo's embed API. I'm working on a fix and will post here as soon as it's solved!

James Longley
Pro

Uh Oh. The Doc Bar and Grill is doing that thing again where you can't see the last post.

Margot Roth
Pro

The farmer and I posted at the same time which caused the space-time continuum to implode.

David Herman
Pro

In reply to James Longley's post on Mon 19 Dec 2011 17:12 UTC :
Let's just continue here, I was the last poster unless you posted after me in which case I wasn't the last poster though I keep on getting a message that there is another post after mine and so maybe it was yours. Or not. So where the fuck is Jet City and I have an unopened bottle of Jura awaiting a partner. And then this post wouldn't post because Roth is posting. GET HER OUT OF HERE! Unless she joins us for a Jura (only another $14.99 for you my dear.)

Margot Roth
Pro

-opening door for Herman-

No, after you.

-waits till Herman is mid-doorframe then squeezes thru at same time-

James Longley
Pro

Jet City – aka Seattle – they make Boeing planes here.

Daniel McGuire
Pro

Maybe I'm dense, but there doesn't seem to be a way to find D-worders by geography. I go to "People" and put in "Boston" or "Massachusetts" as a search term and the only thing that comes up is a guy whose last name is "Boston". Any suggestions?

Marth Christensen
Pro

Try Advanced Search and then put the details in the "Company and Address" box

Thomas Lennon
Pro

Re Cameras: Perhaps Deepak Varma, in trying to post his pictures, locked up the topic in some way? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ben Kempas
Pro

I deleted Deepak's post, and voilà, it's working again.

Ryan Ferguson
Pro

funny... i finally decide to post a trailer in WIP and it's not working. it's a Vimeo URL and I'm getting the error folks were getting in the past:

There were problems with the following fields:

Embed is not a valid video URL. Please use a URL of a YouTube, Vimeo or Distrify page. (e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmciuKsBOi0)

Lewis D Mark
Fan

I see on extra TV show; where they were talking about a documentary about dyslexia and recommended for more info see dword.com I have not been able to find it?

Lewis D Mark
Fan

I think so; I found what I was looking for; thank you anyway.
Lewis

Mark Barroso
Pro

When I try to post a link to vimeo (by copying and pasting) I get an error message that the URL is not valid. Any ideas as to what's happening and how to fix it?

Mark Barroso
Pro

I should have said that it was in the Works in Progress topic.

Peter Gerard
Pro

This should be fixed now. Turns out vimeo changed their API and also their standard URLs. I've updated The D-Word to support these changes.

David Herman
Pro

9 minutes Mr Gerard – time to pull the finger out.

Rodrigo Dorfman
Pro

Hey folks – this has come up in the Works in Progress thread: "what is the HIDDEN SECTION?" – I don't quite understand the purpose – aren't all postings visible to all who are logged in as pros? Am I missing an important protocol?

Marj Safinia
Host

Yes. It's all visible to professionals. By putting something in the hidden section (link directly below posting box) it takes one further click for the reader to see it. We generally encourage really long posts that maybe aren't your own (e.g. an article or job posting you are passing along) to go in the hidden section. Some folks use it for more sensitive information. Many here use it for comedic impact. But if a professional clicks, yes, it's all available to see.

Marj Safinia
Host

Just to clarify, people in WIP are using it now so that others who may not want to read their input, or who may want to watch the piece without reading the thoughts of others first don't have to see their feedback. Blame Margot.

Ben Kempas
Pro

Sorry about the downtime over the last day or so. Nothing to do with us. This is what we were up against.

As a consequence, Peter is preparing a move to a different host which should give us better overall performance.

The Webmaster
Host

First stage of the move completed. The database is now in a different state. I'll move the uploads later tonight and then we'll be completely in new surrounds...

The Webmaster
Host

There may still be some intermittent issues. Please bear with us!

Doug Block
Host

You're looking extremely stressed, Peter. Have a drink in the Bar.

Ben Kempas
Pro

We might still experience a bit of downtime as we decided to use this 'opportunity' to move our server to a different host.

Ben Kempas
Pro

This is a good time to remind everyone that our social media outposts will keep you updated in the event of any outages, so go and love us on Facebook or follow us blindly on Twitter – just so you won't spill that morning tea again.

Mark Barroso
Pro

I'm getting that invalid url message when I try to post a youtube video, again. This time in Views on News. I'm using Firefox.

Peter Gerard
Pro

Hi Mark,
What was the URL?
I just checked and it was working OK...

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